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Self Assessments

Your students can complete the online pre-test and post-test student self-assessment forms for this field trip. Once completed you can email help@learnz.org.nz to have your class submissions extracted and emailed to you. It's OK if just some of your students have filled them in or if they have submitted either self assessment rather than both.

Web conference resources

  • Possible question starters for Web conferences based on Chuck Weiderhold's (1993) Question Matrix and also includes a separate piece on open-ended questions - Word (38k) | PDF (27k)
  • No More Tips or Dumps web conference activity: Students can work on this activity while they listen to live or recorded web conferences - Word (27k) | PDF (291k) | Google Doc.
  • Web conference summary sheet: The web conference summary can be done in a format of your own choosing, but feel free to use the web conference summary sheet - Word (29k) | PDF (113k) | Google Doc.


  • Planning Sequence example for a virtual field trip - Word (652k) | PDF (311k) | Google Doc.
  • Video question sheet - Word (31k) | PDF (217k) | Google Doc. To use for each video (based on SOLO Taxonomy).
  • EPIC: Through EPIC The Ministry of Education has paid a subscription on behalf of all registered New Zealand schools to access a range of quality, educational e-resources. For information about how to register with EPIC go to http://www.epic.org.nz/. More information is at https://www.tki.org.nz/epic2. If you are unsure if your school is registered ask your librarian or principal.

Links and downloads

Extra resources

      • Youtube: Just A Dream - "When he has a dream about a future Earth devastated by pollution, Walter begins to understand the importance of taking care of the environment." Fantastic read aloud sophisticated picture book (useful up to Year 9), good conversation starter and students maybe able to relate to Walter not sorting the rubbish! To see the book read aloud.
      • eGFI: Dream Up the Future - Downloadable magazine, nicely formatted, potentially interesting for teachers wanting to extend students understanding of engineering.
      • Youtube: Landfill Process - 4 minutes, useful from 1.47. See what is the same and what is different in a typical USA landfill compared to Kate Valley 
      • Landfills on Pond - This 'Pond' link will give you a range of links, resources and information related to the field trip topic from.

Library resources

    • Ideas for reading and research - This is a list of suggested reading for a variety of age levels on topics like recycling, landfills, waste, carbon footprints, and sustainability.